Daði Freyr has picked up more awards for his contributions to Icelandic music in the past year by winning a category at the Íslensku tónlistarverðlaunin.
On Saturday evening Daði Freyr won the ‘Popsong of the Year’ award at the 2021 Íslensku tónlistarverðlaunin (Icelandic Music Awards). He picked up the award for his entry for the Eurovision Song Contest 2020 “Think About Things” which was one of the favourites to win the contest before it was cancelled.
Daði Freyr was also nominated in the category for ‘Music Performance of the Year’ but was beaten by Bubbi Morthens. Earlier this month the singer picked up two awards at the Hlustendaverðlaunin (People’s Choice Awards).
Who is Daði & Gagnamagnið ?
Daði & Gagnamagnið will be representing Iceland at the Eurovision Song Contest 2021 with “10 Years”. The group had a worldwide hit last year with their entry for the cancelled 2020 Eurovision Song Contest “Think About Things”.
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Iceland debuted in the Eurovision Song Contest in 1986 and, aside from 2 years of relegation in 1998 and 2002, has participated every year since. The contest is incredibly popular in Iceland, regularly being one of the most watched programmes of the year. Iceland has yet to win the contest but has finished in 2nd on two occasions. In 1999, Selma missed out on victory in Jerusalem by 17 points, and in 2009 Yohanna became the most successful Icelandic entrant ever finishing 2nd in the final with the song “Is it True?”. She scored 218 points, yet still finished 169 points behind the runaway winner Norway.